Tue, 26 May 2015 08:00:00 EDTA ballast weight for a fishing line, comprising a main body (1) destined to be associated to a fishing line, which comprises a through-channel (10) provided with an inlet opening (11) and an outlet opening (12) located on the external surface of the main body (1), said through-channel (10) being overall orientated in a parallel direction to a longitudinal axis (x) of the main body (1) and being provided with a progression and a breadth that are variable.
Tue, 26 May 2015 08:00:00 EDTA wildlife attractor device is disclosed. The wildlife attractor device may include a tail, a mounting surface positioned adjacent to the tail that is capable of mounting the attractor device to a support structure, and a control assembly connected to the tail. The control assembly is preferably capable of moving the tail between a first position and a second position thereby attracting the attention of wildlife such as a deer.
Tue, 26 May 2015 08:00:00 EDTThe current invention is a motion imparting decoy device that will help individuals to more effectively lure game animals into reasonable range.
Tue, 19 May 2015 08:00:00 EDTA highly portable, modular hunting blind which adapts to different hunting areas by utilizing local grass and other vegetation for 3-D camouflage and cover purposes. The blind is ideally of a light weight material, such as plastic, and includes adjustable angles for natural cover, and a number of vegetation straps that adjust to any natural cover the hunter chooses to use, such as grass, corn, brush, or tree limbs. This allows hunters to place natural cover at angles that create a secure 3-D effect and allows hunters and game to see through this natural environment eliminating the undesirable “blob” affect caused by dark fabric material, while breaking the hunter's profile.
Tue, 19 May 2015 08:00:00 EDTAn animal deterring device has a carrier with a first conductive trace that is separated from a second conductive trace. The carrier has a bottom with a first glue trough disposed beneath the first conductive trace. The first conductive trace is coupled to the carrier by a first fastener that extends from the first glue trough to the first conductive trace.
Tue, 19 May 2015 08:00:00 EDTA fish hook with multiple convex facets is provided. Each facet may have a length that is some multiple of the diameter of the hook body. In addition, each convex facet has a radius of curvature that is some multiple of the diameter of the wire. Each facet may alternatively be formed from first and second convex surfaces, having first and second curvatures.
Tue, 19 May 2015 08:00:00 EDTThe diving lip projects from the front of a fishing lure that has a longitudinal axis and a fishing line connecting loop. The diving lip has rear, intermediate and front sections. Each of the sections has an upper surface. The fishing line connecting loop is positioned between the rear and intermediate upper surfaces. The rear upper surface extends at a downwardly inclined angle α relative to a plane that is approximately parallel to the longitudinal axis of the lure. The intermediate upper surface extends at a downwardly inclined angle β relative to another plane that is approximately parallel to the lure's longitudinal axis. The angle β is larger than angle α. The front section extends approximately parallel to the lure's longitudinal axis.
Tue, 19 May 2015 08:00:00 EDTA motion system for fishing lures provides vibration, buzz and hum to a conventional fishing lure or that is integrated to an interior portion of a fishing lure. The motion system enables the lure to give off signals and/or vibrations like a wounded fish may give off, without the fisherperson moving the lure. The motion system of the present invention can work in murky, stained water and at night to help fish locate the lure. The motion system may include a containment system that holds a coin/pancake type vibrator that is connected with a battery, typically a button-type battery.
Tue, 12 May 2015 08:00:00 EDTFumigation systems and processes that are especially applicable for the fumigation of perishable (or otherwise sensitive to temperature) agricultural products as the temperature conditions under which the product is being treated are closely controlled to advantageously prevent the product from being exposed to temperature drops and/or spikes during the fumigation cycle. In addition, the present invention incorporates an air filtration system as a part of the fumigation system to substantially remove the toxic fumigant residuals from the air before it is exhausted into the open atmosphere, which typically occurs at the completion of a fumigation cycle. As such, the harmful effect of the fumigant on the products and the surrounding environment and work areas is greatly minimized. In summary, the systems and processes of the present invention provide the ability to conduct fumigations in a well-controlled environment.
Tue, 12 May 2015 08:00:00 EDTThe invention relates to an insect trap which has been designed to facilitate simple and efficient servicing, maintenance and cleaning. The trap includes a back housing; a frame swing mounted to said housing; and a cover comprising openings allowing insects to enter the trap and the frame supports at least one light such that said frame and lights can be moved from a first position where they overlie the back housing, to a second position where they lie clear of the back housing such that an insect catching means which may be fitted over the back housing is readily accessible for replacement during servicing. Additionally, the trap is adapted for ease of servicing and jet cleaning by the provision of shields each of which sealably protect, from water ingress, the plurality of lights at the positions where they connect to electrical fittings.
Tue, 12 May 2015 08:00:00 EDTA fully collapsible, double articulated gaff for retrieving fish when fishing from high bridges, piers and high banks. The device collapses to approximately 5 inches in diameter by 1 inch high to enable it to be carried in a tackle box. It has three double articulated, weighted gaff hooks. The fishing line is threaded thru the overlap in guide mechanism, then lowered to the fishes head gripping it with the gaff hooks, then by pulling up on the rope lifting the device and the fish. Materials and method of construction used to help reduce manufacturing cost.
Tue, 05 May 2015 08:00:00 EDTD- and l-tetrahydrocarvone and d- and l dihydrocarvone are effective for the control of termites, fire ants and carpenter ants.
Tue, 05 May 2015 08:00:00 EDTThe illuminating fishing pole involves a kit that when installed provides illumination down the length of the fishing pole and at a distal end. A first illuminating member attaches to the handle portion of the fishing pole via a bracket that clips thereon. The first illuminating member directs light down the length of the fishing pole, and includes wiring that extends therefrom, through the interior of the fishing pole, and down to the second distal end where a second illuminating means is provided. The second illuminating means directs light away from the fishing pole and in the direction of casting a fishing line from said fishing pole. The wiring includes a connector to enable disconnection of the first illuminating means from the fishing pole. The first illuminating means includes a powering means and two on/off switches to control operation of each illuminating means.
Tue, 05 May 2015 08:00:00 EDTA fishing line float and spool device is provided having a rounded, buoyant structure, and an arraignment that allows a length of fishing line to be independently supported from the water surface. The device comprises a first and second side having a perimeter flange and an inset channel therebetween for supporting the fishing line about the perimeter of the device. A plurality of notches is disposed through the flanges of each of the float sides. The fishing line attaches around the float and is extended therefrom, whereby the notches allow the line to be tied off such that when the line is struck by a fish the float flips over for notification purposes. The center of the float includes an aperture therethrough for assisting the user when tying off the fishing line, while also providing a support for an external hand crank reel or a lighted pole.
Tue, 28 Apr 2015 08:00:00 EDTThe instant invention is a ribbon for use with sport fishing in conjunction with a GPS-enabled smart-phone. The ribbon tape is calculated in terms of estimated weight allowing an ocean weigh-in, versus a dock located weigh-in, to meet the fishing tournament requirements and/or a recreational angler's requirements, and the GPS-enabled smart-phone allows accurate documentation of the catch for competition or recreational purposes. The ribbon tape of the instant invention provides an estimate of fish weights based upon fish length, the fish weights based upon a statistical averaging of a particular fish species. The objective of the invention is to eliminate the destruction of fish caught only for the purpose of determining fish size and weight, and to eliminate the risk caused by tournament fishing boats racing back to weigh-in stations.
Tue, 28 Apr 2015 08:00:00 EDTA hunting blind is presently disclosed that includes a central support comprising a main body and an extendable portion, the extendable portion configured to maintain the hunting blind in an upright position, a gun rest secured to the main body of the central support opposite the extendable portion, a plurality of ribs pivotally secured to the main body of the central support, the ribs configured to rotate between an open configuration and a closed configuration, and a screen comprising a plurality of opaque screen sections, each screen section secured to at least one rib and at least one other rib or the main body of the central support, each screen section comprising a flexible material such that the screen sections are collapsible, wherein when the ribs are in the open configuration, the screen is configured to obscure a hunter from a target.
Tue, 28 Apr 2015 08:00:00 EDTAn insect toxic bait dispenser has a top with multiple downwardly opening compartments in which toxic bait fluids may be retained by an underlying foil barrier. The top is supported on a base with posts positioned beneath the barrier. Base prongs extend into a top shaft with ledges at different heights, preventing part separation when the barrier is intact above the posts, and, when the top is closed on the base, piercing the foil seal and dispensing liquids into fluid retaining members held in base pockets. To use, a peripheral tear strip is removed from the base, permitting the top to descend on the base causing the posts to puncture the seal, compressing the fluid retaining members against the barrier to receive and dispense toxic bait liquid while retarding the rate of liquid evaporation. The top may be hinged to the base, or urged downwardly by a threaded cap.
Tue, 28 Apr 2015 08:00:00 EDTA visual attractant for attracting a target insect include a substrate having a pixelated pattern portion defined by a plurality of blocks having a characteristic dimension that is within an order of magnitude of the size of the target insect. The plurality of blocks are colored to be highly reflective in a wavelength range selected to attract the target insect. A background portion is lighter in color than the pixelated pattern, to contrast sharply therewith. The blocks are clustered on the substrate such that most of the plurality of blocks define one or more irregular elongate streaks on the substrate. The pixelated pattern may be applied to a strip or to a pillar device, which may be adhesive.
Tue, 28 Apr 2015 08:00:00 EDTDisclosed is a trap including a status LED configured to indicate a trap status, a door sensor configured to indicate a door status, and a status button, configured to: 1) wake a micro controller such that the telemetry-enabled trap can be registered with a telemetry system, and 2) cause the status LED to indicate at least the trap status and the door status. Also disclosed is a method for monitoring the trap. The method includes receiving GPS data, monitoring the GPS data for valid positional information, and receiving an event message from a trap tracker module.
Tue, 28 Apr 2015 08:00:00 EDTA slip bobber rig having an elongated member carrying a slip bobber and a bobber stop with one end of the line securable to a fishing line and the other end of the line securable to an article of fishing tackle as well as a method of attaching a slip bobber to a fishing line without having to thread the fishing line through the slip bobber.
Tue, 28 Apr 2015 08:00:00 EDTA fishing sinker includes a tumbled limestone body and an element for attaching the limestone body to a fishing line. The element for attaching the limestone body to a fishing line can include: a break-away swivel fastener including a stem in a cavity of the limestone body, an eyelet, and a swivel body coupling the stem to the eyelet, an eyelet including a loop portion and a twisted portion, or a tongue and groove fastener.
Tue, 28 Apr 2015 08:00:00 EDTThe present invention relates to a fishing rod assembly including a pair of fishing rods each having a fishing line connected thereto, and a jigging apparatus. The jigging apparatus has a v-shaped spreader bar with a first connection point and a second connection which are both upper in use and configured to operatively connect with respective ones of the fishing lines. An L-shaped elongate member pivotally connects to the spreader bar via a third connection point. The elongate member has a weight-connecting portion extending downwards, when in use, relative to the first connection point and the second connecting point, and a hook-connecting portion extending laterally outwards, when in use, relative to the weight-connecting portion. A weight operatively connects to the weight-connecting portion of the elongate member. A hook operatively connects to the hook-connecting portion of the elongate member.
Tue, 21 Apr 2015 08:00:00 EDTA rat guard and method utilizing a flexible shield affixed to a plastic sheath positioned on a mooring line to prevent entry onto or exit from the ship by vermin. An electric grid is positioned on an insulated pad on the sheath which is electrically connected to the shield for receiving power from an acoustical generator also connected to the shield and spaced therefrom. The acoustical generator directs ultrasonic acoustic signals in a variable frequency range toward the shield to frighten rats or other vermin therefrom. Should the acoustical signals not deter the vermin, the electric grid will shock any vermin making contact therewith to cause harm and frighten. The shield provides another obstacle to prevent advancement and is affixed to the sheath on the mooring line. The shield is flexible and remains in place during high winds and other adverse weather conditions.
Tue, 21 Apr 2015 08:00:00 EDTA collector of adult insects, their eggs and larvae has a vacuum-producing motor disposed within a housing. An inlet nozzle is used to draw the targeted organisms into the housing along a flow path featuring grids heated to a degree sufficient to kill the organisms. Mechanical expedients such as fan blades can be disposed in the flow path to apply mechanical killing forces and to blow debris off of adjacent grids. The organisms are directed to a collector which can be heated and which can contain insecticidal substances to provide additional killing expedients for the collected organisms. The flow rate and temperature ranges are adjustable to create sufficient heat and time of contact to kill selected organisms. The collector is especially useful for treating bedbug infestations without the need for toxic chemicals, long-term treatments which make the space being treated uninhabitable and other more extreme treatment regimens.
Tue, 21 Apr 2015 08:00:00 EDTParticular aspects provide novel strike indicators and line-stop members that are attachable to fishing lines, and that are reversibly disengagable therefrom and thereafter slidably along the line. Particular embodiments comprise: a buoyant main body having an axial channel with corresponding end surface openings; a retention member seat in the main body surface; and at least one line retention member receivable and retainable by the seat, and operative with the seat to retain a line passing therebetween at two points. The retention member is displaceable from the seat by sufficient line tension, thereby disengaging the slidable strike indicator. Particular embodiments comprise at least one line-stop member attachable at a user-selectable line position, and operative to attach, or delimit a slidable range of a disengaged slidable strike indicator. Novel methods for fishing, with a slidable reversibly detachable indicator, at a depth greater than the length of a fishing rod are presented.
Tue, 21 Apr 2015 08:00:00 EDTA fishing lure comprised of a jighead and a barbed hook movably coupled to the jighead. The jighead fixedly carries a first jighead eye for attaching the jighead to a fishing line and the barbed hook is movably coupled in several degrees of freedom to the jighead, and the plane defined by the barbed hook is shiftable around a position where it is aligned with the first eye plane. The barbed hook is shiftable, in several degrees of freedom, around the plane defined by a eye.
Tue, 21 Apr 2015 08:00:00 EDTA rod body for a fishing rod, in which torsional rigidity and the like are enhanced by exercising ingenuity in direction of arrangement of a prepreg tape, is provided. An inner layer 23 is formed by winding a main pattern, which is constituted by a prepreg sheet 52 having a length corresponding to the length of a rod body and provided with reinforcing fibers 42 uniformly aligned, so that reinforcing fibers 42 are tilted relative to the rod axis. An outer layer 25 is formed by helically winding a prepreg tape with small-width 70, which is constituted by reinforcing fibers 42 uniformly aligned in the longitudinal direction, in the rod axis direction so that ends of the prepreg tape 70 in the small-width direction thereof abut closely against each other. The reinforcing fibers 42 of the prepreg sheet 52 and the reinforcing fibers 42 of the prepreg tape 70 are wound so as to cross each other when viewed in a radial direction, with the winding being made helically in directions opposite to each other.
Tue, 21 Apr 2015 08:00:00 EDTA hunting decoy that simulates a life-sized herd of deer includes a decoy image element that is supported during use by a support system having a central suspension support and peripheral stabilizing supports. Both the support system and the decoy image element can be collapsed for transport and storage.
Tue, 14 Apr 2015 08:00:00 EDTA deterrent device can include an elongated base having a plurality of spikes coupled to the base that are configured to extend from the base such that the spikes alternate on each side of the base between a lower-angled spike and an upper-angled spike. The base can further include first and second wings that each has a width that is at least twice a width of the base.
Tue, 14 Apr 2015 08:00:00 EDTA method for controlling bivalve growth in a static or semi-static service water system of a plant is disclosed. Upon detecting an increase in the concentration of veligers or settlement stage bivalves, potassium is introduced into the service water to obtain a potassium cation concentration of between 10 mg/l and 150 mg/l for a period of 2 to 30 days. The methods are particularly useful for controlling zebra mussel growth in service water systems for fire prevention.
Tue, 14 Apr 2015 08:00:00 EDTA single use, hermetically sealing mousetrap has an enclosure accessible through a rotatably mounted door controlled by a spring-loaded door opening gear mechanism. Inside the enclosure is a spring-actuated setting axle/kill bar and setting bar combination that is movable between a kill position and a set position by manipulation of a setting handle positioned outside the enclosure. When in the set position, the door opening gear mechanism opens the door and tensions a torsional door spring. When the trap is tripped, the kill bar moves rapidly to the kill position which releases the door opening gear mechanism and allows the door spring to close the door and hermetically seal the trap with the dead mouse inside.
Tue, 14 Apr 2015 08:00:00 EDTA controller for a pest trap that includes a sensor, signaler, power source and activator in a housing to be attached to and detached from a pest trap. The sensor detects an animal in the trap and directs an activator to close a door of the trap. A signal is transmitted from the signaler of the housing to indicate that the trap has been activated and the door has been closed. The signal may be collected by a remote receiver. The housing may be detached from the trap and attached to a second trap, or reset on the same trap for reuse.
Tue, 14 Apr 2015 08:00:00 EDTA line guiding spinner lure is comprised of a line guide coupled to a wire form member frame, with at least one hook and spinner attached. The line guide optimally routes the fishing line from the line attachment means of a first spinner lure to a second trailing lure, eliminating line entanglement during casting and preventing spinner interference during retrieval of a multi-lure rig. The line guide can be a separately attached part, or it can be formed from a section of the wire form member itself. The line guide can be made from a metallic, elastomeric, or plastic material. The line guide feature provides a means for an angler to easily rig a trailing lure at a desired distance behind a line guiding spinner lure, significantly increasing the probability for both attracting and catching multiple fish on a single cast.
Tue, 14 Apr 2015 08:00:00 EDTAn improved cover for a pre-existing jig-type fishing lure comprises an elastomeric membrane which conceals a greater amount of the hard, weighted head of a pre-existing jig-type lure, as compared to prior art. One or more flap elements, a thin portion of the membrane located generally opposite a mount-enabling first aperture, a second aperture located generally opposite the mount-enabling first aperture, or a combination thereof, enables the improved cover to conceal more of the weighted head. The cover can be attached to or removed from the weighted head without having to break the line of an already-tied jig-type lure. The cover also enables fluttering fish attracting elements and the generation of acoustic stimuli while the lure itself remains stationary. The elastomeric membrane can further comprise a generally concave or flat surface to enable a pre-existing jig-type lure to exhibit an oscillating-type motion when retrieved.
Tue, 14 Apr 2015 08:00:00 EDTDevices for automatic fishing line release during a cast using the acceleration and deceleration of the rod to automatically release the fishing line. In one embodiment, the device is in an under-the-rod position. In another embodiment, the devices is in an over-the-rod position. In other embodiments, the over or under the rod function is determined by manufacturer or user adjustments or changes.
Tue, 07 Apr 2015 08:00:00 EDTA deterrent device which discourages pets from climbing on furniture, or stealing food from countertops or tables, is set using a spring release arm connected to a large trip plate. Once the deterrent device is tripped, a large padded arm will swing up and over the trip plate. The force of the padded arm is very low and will not cause damage or pain. The deterrent device can be reset upon tripping and is preferably used to train an animal to avoid certain areas.
Tue, 07 Apr 2015 08:00:00 EDTRodent bait station assemblies and methods for assembly and bundling.
Tue, 07 Apr 2015 08:00:00 EDTA fishing pole holder mount for mounting to a watercraft or other structure that is capable of holding more than one fishing pole at the same time, wherein the fishing pole holders are horizontally and vertically repositionable relative to one another and the base of the fishing pole holder mount. The fishing pole holder mount of the present invention also allows a user to specify the number of fishing pole holders removably attached thereto.
Tue, 07 Apr 2015 08:00:00 EDTA motorized decoy provides lifelike feeding motion by rotating a weighted head through a full 360 degrees. As the head passes the upper apex of rotation, a drive cam located on the drive shaft disengages from a cam located on the decoy head, thereby allowing the head to accelerate and plunge quickly into the water. This action simultaneously causes the rear of the decoy to rotate to a vertical orientation. The head pauses under water until the drive cam re-engages the head cam at the bottom point of the rotation and continues to rotate the head through a channel in the body. This redistribution of weight causes the body to return to a horizontal position. The head rotation continues to the apex and the cycle repeats. This motion also disturbs the surface of the water surrounding the decoy, which can impart motion to adjacent static waterfowl decoys.
Tue, 31 Mar 2015 08:00:00 EDTEmbodiments described herein comprise an apparatus and method for controlling and monitoring a mosquito misting system. The apparatus includes a chemical reservoir, a delivery system, a spray system, one or more sensors, a communication network and a misting management unit. The sensors may detect normal and abnormal operations of the misting system and send this data to the misting management unit. The misting management unit may then analyze the data and determine the problem. If the problem can be fixed without personnel, the misting management unit may simply adjust the system and fix the problem. If the problem requires personnel, the system may automatically schedule the service call based on a number of criteria.
Tue, 31 Mar 2015 08:00:00 EDTA fishing hook has a head having at least two vertically arranged holes through which a fishing line is inserted. When the fishing line is threaded through both of the vertically disposed holes, the hook is stabilized in a substantially orthogonal posture relative to the fishing line, thus enhancing the likelihood of catching fish, especially with a drop-shot technique. Because the single head is small and compact, it is not exposed when the lure is affixed to the hook, thereby improving the likelihood that fish will be tempted by the lure.
Tue, 31 Mar 2015 08:00:00 EDTA fishing lure includes a weighted body, a first eye hook, a second eye hook, and a fish hook. The weighted body has a first end and a second end. The first eye hook is coupled near the first end of the weighted body. The second eye hook is coupled near the second end of the weighted body. The fish hook has an eyelet formed at one end. The eyelet is coupled to the second eye hook allowing the fish hook to freely move about the eyelet.
Tue, 31 Mar 2015 08:00:00 EDTThe present invention includes improvements for fishing lures. In some embodiments, a blade of a fishing lure includes a louvered hole. The louvered hole increases the blade turning action as water moves through the hole making the lure more enticing to fish resulting in more bites/strikes. The size, shape, type, color, texture and other characteristics of the blade and the overall lure are all changeable. In a second embodiment, a lure includes one or more elongated tails. In some embodiments, the elongated tails float, spin, slow down the lure and/or generate an appearance similar to a living creature. Again, the other characteristics of the lure with elongated tails are all changeable.
Tue, 24 Mar 2015 08:00:00 EDTA hand-held remote access device, such as a netting tool, includes a jaw portion having a pair of nets movable relative to each other between fully clamped and fully opened positions thereof, a handle portion spaced apart from the jaw portion by a bendable central portion that has a hollow, corrugated member having alternating ridges and grooves that is bendable so as to attain a predetermined shape.
Tue, 24 Mar 2015 08:00:00 EDTOne nonlimiting variation of a detection arrangement includes one or more sensors each structured to detect at least one biochemical substance indicative of biochemistry of one or more target insect species and provide a corresponding sensor signal, a controller responsive to the sensor signal of each of the one or more sensors to determine if the one or more insect species are present and generate a corresponding output signal, and an indicator responsive to the output signal to indicate the presence of the one or more insect species.
Tue, 24 Mar 2015 08:00:00 EDTLocks for use with pest-control devices such as bait stations or other loadable devices, kits that include a lock and key, and pest control devices that include a lock.
Tue, 24 Mar 2015 08:00:00 EDTA rodent bait station has a plastic base with a bottom opening which receives a removable bait receptacle which is engaged by two resilient fingers to the base, and secured by a downward projection from the lid, which offers a child-resistant latch, such that the bait receptacle can only be removed for rebaiting by simultaneously deflecting the downward projection and the two fingers while extracting the receptacle.
Tue, 24 Mar 2015 08:00:00 EDTThe present invention provides a bait station and method for securing it using a receptacle for holding a weight to weight a bait enclosure and by stakes formed as a unitary part of the enclosure for securing the enclosure.
Tue, 24 Mar 2015 08:00:00 EDTAn insect decoy is provided that includes a vapor-isolated vessel, a chemical compound disposed within the vapor-isolated vessel, and an excitation energy source. The chemical compound may have one or more absorption bands at a set of absorption wavelengths and have one or more emission bands at a set of emission wavelengths. The excitation energy source may be configured to produce electromagnetic radiation at the absorption wavelengths so as to fluoresce the chemical compound and release photons at the emission wavelengths. The vapor-isolated vessel may be configured with at least one infrared transmissive window that is substantially transparent to the released photons at the emission wavelengths of the chemical compound.
Tue, 24 Mar 2015 08:00:00 EDTA fishing jig with a flexible shank allows a minnow on the fishing jig to swim free. This natural movement of the minnow entices a predator to feed while foraging. Predators not foraging are enticed into a reaction strike with the use of various types of terminal tackle, such as colored beads, blade spinners, turbo spinners and the like. The fish hooks and the jig head can be matched to meet the fishing conditions and type of fish being targeted. For example, a heavier jig head can be used with a smaller fishing hook for fishing smaller fish in deep water.